Prosthodontics and the patient: what is oral rehabilitation need? Conceptual analysis of need and demand for prosthodontic treatment. Part 1: a conceptual analysis

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dc.contributor.author Narby, Birger
dc.contributor.author Kronström, Mats
dc.contributor.author Söderfeldt, Björn
dc.contributor.author Palmqvist, Sigvard
dc.date.accessioned 2006-10-25T16:07:29Z
dc.date.available 2006-10-25T16:07:29Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.issn 0893-2174
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/2997
dc.description.abstract PURPOSE: The concepts of need and demand are central in studies on dental care. In the literature, a normative definition is often used, but it pays little attention to the individual's personal comfort and quality of life. Need and demand for prosthodontic services are difficult to measure, as prosthodontic treatment is highly individual and not closely related to edentulousness. Need, however defined, does not always lead to demand for treatment, depending on a variety of factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present article is part of a larger study in which the intention is to evaluate need and demand for prosthodontic treatment among the participants in a 1989 and 1999 longitudinal study of a population sample. As the first step, this article reports a conceptual analysis of the need concept from the literature. RESULTS: Need is stated as socially established in the interaction between patient and clinician. It makes demand dependent on available treatment options from the care provider and society. In the prosthetic treatment decision-making process, the emancipatory perspective with the patient-clinician dialogue is of utmost importance to achieve an optimal treatment result. CONCLUSION: The professional attitude toward need must be that there is no true objective or subjective need. Need is established only in a communicative dialogue with mutual respect between the professional and the patient. en
dc.format.extent 5
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.subject.classification Medicine en
dc.title Prosthodontics and the patient: what is oral rehabilitation need? Conceptual analysis of need and demand for prosthodontic treatment. Part 1: a conceptual analysis en
dc.type Article, other scientific en
dc.identifier.paperprint 0 en
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Odontology en
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY::Oral prosthetics
dc.relation.ispartofpublication International Journal of Prosthodontics;1 en
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 18 en
dc.format.ePage 79
dc.format.sPage 75
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